Roots of Ayurveda Selections from Sanskrit Medical Writings

ISBN-10: 0140448241
ISBN-13: 9780140448245
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
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Description: Ayurveda, meaning 'the science of life', is the ancient Indian art of healing, whose principles are still practised today in the form of yoga, homeopathy, and holistic medicine. These writings reveals the breadth of this rich medical tradition.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Ayurveda, meaning 'the science of life', is the ancient Indian art of healing, whose principles are still practised today in the form of yoga, homeopathy, and holistic medicine. These writings reveals the breadth of this rich medical tradition.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Author's Note
Introduction
The Historical Context
Classical Indian Medicine
The Choice of Texts
The Translations
Plant Names
Measures
Medical Terminology
Caraka's Compendium
Introduction to the Selections
On Not Suppressing Natural Urges
On Eight Sets of Three
On Hospitals
On Epidemics
On Heredity
Susruta's Compendium
Introduction to the Selections
The Use of Knives
Gaining Surgical Experience
Starting Out as a Surgeon
Plastic Surgery on the Ear and Nose
The Diagnosis of Embedded Splinters
The Extraction of Splinters
Blood and Bloodletting
On Breath and Wind
Rejuvenation Through Soma
Safeguarding Food and Drink
Stationary Poisons
The Uses of Garlic (from the Bower Manuscript)
Introduction to the Selection
The Uses of Garlic
Kasyapa's Compendium
Introduction to the Selections
Lady Opulence the Demoness Child-Killer
Vagbhata's Heart of Medicine
Introduction to the Selections
Desiring Long Life
Daily Regimen
Seasonal Regimen
The Six Savours
The Science of the Humours
Lethal Points on the Body
On Insanity
Sarngadhara's Compendium
Introduction to the Selections
On Weights, Measures and Definitions
Pulse, Omens, and Dreams
Introducing Medicine Through the Skin
On the Human Body
References
Vocabulary Index: Flora, Fauna, and Medical Terms
Index

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